Moses BRAIN, Ruardean, Foxes Bridge colliery manager. (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Sunday, February 12, 2017, 23:46 (1320 days ago) @ Mike Pinchin

BNA Gloucester Journal - Saturday 26 April 1941

Mr and Mrs James Brain, formerly of Cinderford, have celebrated their Golden Wedding in Gloucester. Mr Brain's uncle, Mr Moses Brain, was manager of the old Foxes Bridge colliery.

I suspect this MAY be OUR Moses, but needs checking.

Moses is not mentioned by name, but here's a detailed history of the Foxes Bridge Colliery.

Foxes Bridge was one of the Forest's larger collieries, in 1896 for example it employed almost 600 men.

Photos here.

He's also mentioned in this post abt a local history book.

"I have a copy of a story which was in the Gloucester Journal on 3 June
1893 concerning an accident at Foxes Bridge Colliery in which three men, Thomas Mountjoy, Harry Milling and Edwin Bowkett were killed. Other people connected with the mine mentioned in the article were J S Martin, district Mines Inspector; G H Rowlinson, miners' agent; J S Bradstock who appeared at the inquiry on behalf of the colliery company; Arnold Thomas, managing director; G J E MacMurtrie, the local manager; Sidney Hale, fitter at the colliery; John Rogers, banksman; Tom Brain, engineman; Moses Brain, manager; and Charles Baynham, under manager."

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